Piecing is Period...A Gown Revision We’ve all had that gown that we love but made before we knew better. Sometimes with a little ingenuity and a handy needle, it is possible to correct those earlier mistakes.
The following is a shortened version of an article that appears in full in A.S.K.: ALHFAM’s Skill & Knowledge Base. Want full access to all 25,000 documents? Join today! Membership starts at just $30 per year for individuals. When is clothing dead? If l threw out all of Living History Farms’ faded clothing, I’d lose… Continue reading How Clothing Dies (and How to Put Off the Inevitable)
Susan Reckseidler says: The keynote address at the tri-regional conference was delivered by none other than Calamity Jane... aka, Joyce Theirer, Phd, from Ride Into History. The key to successful Living History is to be authentic and accurate... and Jane/Joyce had us engaged with every word. ALHFAM President Debra Reid, on behalf of the 3 regions,reads… Continue reading Updates from Montana…
Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World. That’s a bold statement. I might doubt the validity of the claim if anyone other than Giorgio Riello had made it. Professor Riello teaches global history at the University of Warwick. He has many publications under his belt, including one of my favorite essays on material culture… Continue reading Cotton
This is for all of you textile and clothing folks out there.... in other words - members of the HAT committee! As part of our ongoing site visits for next year's conference here in Texas, we visited the fantastic Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. We are planning on making a visit… Continue reading Texas Fashion Collection